Alex Neely has recently announced his commitment to the Lock Haven wrestling team.
His commitment was announced via instagram with the caption reading, “I am proud and honoured to announce that I will be continuing my athletic and academic career on the Division 1 level at The Lock Haven University!”
The former Parkland High school wrestler will now be stepping foot in the Lock Haven mats. He will be making the move from Allentown to Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. Although he won’t remain in his home town he will be staying in Pennsylvania.
Neely started his career as early as 8th grade, he went on to wrestle at the 189 pound weight class. He had a career record of 47-36. Although not an impressive record with his losses being as high as his wins, he went on to being ranked number 13 in the state. He went on to be the first person to take down Sonny Sasso the state champ with a 49-0 record.
When asked what the deciding factor in his decision to commit to Lock Haven Neely replied, “The main factor was that the coaches and wrestlers all were great and welcoming on my visit. They are a strong program with a rich history. I know they will not only push me on the mat, but also in the classroom. I need a family more than a team. I felt the love when I walked into the wrestling room for the first time! It was amazing. The campus is beautiful and the people are amazing!”. When asked what he was looking forward to he replied, “I’m looking forward to getting better as a wrestler and person… also chasing some gold with some of the best in the nation!”. The future Lock Haven wrestler replied to what his biggest challenges might be with, “Honestly dealing with setbacks and bumps in the road. However I’m very confident in my support system and family to keep me on track and to help me bounce back from losses”.
The future Lock Haven wrestler is looking forward to what his collegiate will do for him as a person and as a wrestler.